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The Voice releases first official photos with new line up

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The BBC has released the first official picture of the new The Voice line-up. This year the show will return with new coaches Paloma Faith and Boy George. In the photo the newcomers are flanked by original judge and Kiaser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson.

The coaches seemed to have bonded quickly as they joked around and posed with their arms around each other for the photoshoot.It was announced earlier this year that former judges Rita Ora and Tom Jones would not be returning to the Saturday night show.

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The photo shows the new judges Paloma Faith and Boy George with and Ricky Wilson

It is hoped that quirky singers Paloma and Boy George will inject some of their individual style to reenergise the show that is now in its fifth series.After posing for the photoshoot the judges took the opportunity to get better acquainted with each other and headed out for an evening of bonding, starting with a meal at Hotel Gotham in Manchester on Friday.Speaking about his new role as coach on The Voice Boy George said: "I’m thrilled and excited to be a coach on The Voice UK. I’m a huge fan of the show and have watched and engaged with it from series one."The I Just Can’t Rely On You singer Paloma revealed that what she was looking forward to in this series: "I’m really excited about working with creative people who are there not just to be singers, but also innovative personalities and performers."

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Quirky singer Paloma Faith has revealed that she can't wait to get started on the show

"I’m really looking forward to getting my teeth into something that cultivates the talents of another person and take the focus off myself a bit."Filming has already began on the latest series of the talent show however we will have to wait until January 2016 before we get to watch Paloma, Ricky, and Boy George in those big red chairs.

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